Tips for Designing Your Directory Sign

Tips for Designing Your Directory Sign

When you own or manage a large building with several tenants, then it’s likely that you will need to invest in some directory signs. Directory signs are essential, not only to provide clients or staff with information and direction, but also to make them feel comfortable in their surroundings when they walk in. Since directory signs are vital to any large office building, you have to make sure that they’re designed properly so that staff and guests will know where to go.

Here are some design tips for your directory sign!


Depending on the placement of your sign, the first thing you should consider is its overall size. For instance, if you want people to see your sign from the road, then you have to ensure that the text is large and legible from a far distance. However, if your directory is located next to an elevator, then the font size and should be smaller, but still easy to read.


Is your directory going to be placed outside or indoors? Ask yourself this question and then choose the material that’s more suitable. Some materials we offer include acrylic, aluminum, vinyl and PVC. Depending on what you’re looking for, we will tell you what material is best!

A Good Font

For directory signs, its best to use a sans-serif font since its easiest to read close up and from a further distance. For those who want their directory to be seen from far away, use a mixture of capital and lowercase letters if you can. Mixing capital and lowercase letters make signs easier to read when they’re far away. If it’s a walk-up directory, then you should feel free to use all capitals if you want!


A flexible design is crucial when creating tour directory sign. People and businesses will come and go from your office, that’s why we recommend placing pieces on the sign that you can customize and remove. If someone moves out of your building, you can just detach it from the sign and get something to replace it.

Branding & Colours

Make sure to select colours that match the walls of the building and its surroundings. This way, your directory will stand out and look professional! For directory signs that are used for one company showing different office locations, add the logo on it to reinforce your brand.

Contact Gregory Signs

Are you looking to create an effective directory sign for your building? If so, contact Gregory Signs today so we can get started!

2019-08-16T15:38:40-04:00 August 16th, 2019|